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Are You a Jerk?

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Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

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Steve Wozniak, Billy Beane, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Daniel James Brown, Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker

Steve Wozniak, Billy Beane, Daniel James Brown, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Akhil Amar, and VADM Mike Shoemaker Speaking at Neurosurgery Meeting

An exciting line-up of guest speakers will address thousands of leading neurosurgeons from across the globe at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego, September 24-28, 2016

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How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

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In the wake of the recent terror events, a Rutgers expert discusses how to discuss violence-related fears with young children and warning signs to anticipate.

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Low Oil Prices Reduce Pain at the Pump

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Missouri S&T professor Joseph Smith explains why oil prices -- and gas prices -- remain low across the United States.

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Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

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Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular sciences, polar sciences and high-energy physics.

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The Microbiome Project: Probiotics

Argonne microbiologist Jack Gilbert explore whether or not consuming probiotics benefits our health.

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BW Biology Faculty, Students Study Impact of Invasive Earthworms on Native Plants

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The earthworm, friend to fisherman, farmer and gardener, turns out to be a potential enemy of the forest, damaging and altering the woodland understory and native plants. With the aim of contributing to national research on the threat of invasive earthworms, BW biology students are collecting and studying specimens from local parklands.

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UNLV Expert Available to Explain Why Voter Turnout Matters

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Political science professor David Damore on how just a few Nevada votes can turn an entire election.

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Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor

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Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him the edge.

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Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

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More than 100 million poor and middle-income Americans cannot afford representation for basic human needs, according to the ABA. A new Baylor Law School program provides a business strategy to help the public find affordable legal services by showing lawyers how to provide legal services efficiently and with low overhead.

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Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties

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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to speed up selection of breeding material to improve the nutritional and milling qualities of new oat varieties—that includes developing ways to increase beta-glucan.

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Tips for Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

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Recommendations to move at least 30 minutes a day have made recent headlines, but living a heart healthy lifestyle incorporates other factors too. UCLA Health offers these tips.

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Cyber Skills in High Demand Well Into the Future

The cybersecurity job market is wide open. "We're gong to need as many people as possible to 'hit the ground running' to meet the demand, says IT careers analyst.

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X-Ray Vision: Bomb Techs Strengthen Their Hand with Sandia’s XTK Software

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An image-processing and analysis software developed at Sandia National Laboratories has swept the ranks of the country’s bomb squads. Called XTK, it has spread through the military and emergency response communities so rapidly that it’s now in the hands of more than 20,000 users across the globe.

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Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Prices Are Lower, Demand Is Higher, So Book Early

Airline prices are lower (6 percent for the industry) than last year, but demand is strong and seats will fill quickly. Book your holiday air travel early this year to get the seat and times you want. That's the advice from Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating (AQR) co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.

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New AgriLife Research Scientists Take Aim at Zika

Today’s news is flooded with reports on Zika; none of them good…until now. Texas A&M AgriLife Research has fielded a Zika team led by two scientists who joined the department of entomology at Texas A&M University.

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Health Tip: Protect Your Children with the Right Backpack

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Poor fitting backpacks can lead to injuries, so parents should know what to look for when fitting their child for a backpack.

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Book Looks at How ‘Gayby Boomers’ Are Aging

In “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology” (Oxford Press, 2016), Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, makes it clear that aging gayby boomers don’t fit the largely heteronormative beliefs and ideas about aging or caring for older adults.

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What Do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping Have in Common?

China scholar and commentator Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor's professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, offers fresh and surprising ways to look at China.

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zika virus, Insecticide, Usaid, Biology, yeast interfering insecticides, Infectious Diseases, Mosquitoes, Mosquito Borne Disease

Researchers to Pursue Novel Zika Solution

A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health has received a grant from the USAID to develop an insecticide to destroy Aedes aegypti larvae before the mosquitoes are able to hatch and transmit Zika.







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